Alejandro Tavarez didn´t expect to sell much early in the afternoon, but not even two hours after the exhibition started he barely had time to talk to visitors. Instead, he was on his knees, picking T-shirts and jumpers from below the table. “Give me the brown one,” someone demanded, as Tavarez pulled clothes […]
By Courtney Vinopal When New York real estate giants Somerset Partners and Chetrit Group first announced their joint investment in a multi-million dollar South Bronx waterfront development last year, Bronx locals were skeptical of the plan. Referring to the neighborhood of Port Morris as “The Piano District” — a nod to its history as a […]
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